Federal dollars are now available to Manhattan area nonprofits through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.

GMCF President and CEO Vern Henricks spoke about the application period on Monday’s GMCF Community Hour on News Radio KMAN. Henricks says these dollars come from the CARES Act, approved by Congress earlier this year.

“We’re helping administer the $500,000 of those funds to the nonprofit agencies. That will be a process that we undertake the review of some of those grant requests and distribute that grant money,” he said.

Funds must be used to cover expenses incurred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, to include but not limited to rent or mortgage payments or the purchase of personal protective equipment.

“Those are funds provided to the local nonprofits that need to be spent before the end of the year,” he said.

Eligible organizations who qualify can receive up to $25,000. Awards are available on a first come, first served basis.

Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1. For more details, visit mcfks.org or call 785-587-8995.

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